Tufts: 2018-2019 Men’s College Squash Season Preview

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The Tufts Jumbos Men’s Squash team is poised to make an impact this season, both in NESCAC league play and in the national picture.  With maybe the only team in the CSA who did not graduate any members of the starting lineup, second-year Head Coach Joe Raho will have an experienced group with which to work.  Clearly Raho worked hard in the off-season as well, bringing in five solid recruits who will battle for playing time right away. Tufts has not competed in the Summers Cup (C Division) of the CSA Men’s National Team Championships since 2010, but this could be the year for a Jumbos team that also returns its first All-NESCAC selections since 2014 – senior Alan Litman and junior Raghav Kumar. In order to challenge his promising squad, Raho has set up regular season contests with several teams just above them in the CSA Preseason Rankings.  Colby (23rd) in November, MIT (22nd) and Bowdoin (25th) in December, and Amherst (24th) and Hobart (26th) in January will be the teams that Tufts will aim to pick off as it tries to work its way into the Summers Cup draw in February.

2017-2018 SEASON RECAP

Season Record:  10-12

Final Ranking:  27

Team Championships Result:  3rd in the Conroy Cup (D Division)

2018-2019 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach:  Joseph Raho

Returning Players from Team Championships:

  1. Raghav Kumar; 2. Alan Litman; 3. Brett Raskopf; 4. Cameron Ewan; 5. Aidan Porges; 6. Salik Awan; 7. Connor Wind; 8. Daniel Hutt; 9. Amun Sahrawat; 10. Imran Trehan

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from Team Championships:  None

Additions to 2018-2019 Roster:

  • William Dewire
  • Konrad Ladow
  • Dillon O’Shea
  • Marco Rodriguez
  • Vaughn Siker

Team Goal:  To break into the C Division draw

Key Matches:  Bowdoin, Amherst, Conn College

To read season previews for other CSA teams, please visit the 2018-2019 College Squash Season Previews page.